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18 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light. Passing...
Type: News Article
Light Shapes
17 Mar 2015
Left: The shape of light in the fundamental mode (top) versus a higher order mode (bottom) is shown as a diagram (color, left) and in the experiment (black and white, right). Right: Because of the...
Type: Photo
Higher Order Mode is Faster
17 Mar 2015
A three micron polystyrene particle (white dot or circle) is propelled along a microfiber by light in the fundamental mode (left) and a higher order mode (right). The particle moved eight times...
Type: Photo
17 Mar 2015
This video shows a polystyrene particle propelled along a microfiber by light, first in the fundamental mode, then in a higher order mode. It is easy to see how much faster the particle zips along in...
Type: Video
11 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Brain Mechanisms for Behaviour Unit have found a surprise upon mapping the precise connectivity inside a brain...
Type: News Article
Panoramic view of a mouse brain including the neostriatum.
11 Mar 2015
The virus stains in red the connections leaving the neostriatum wherever it is expressed, but not everywhere as was expected.  In the engineered mouse strain the neurons were already fluorescent...
Type: Photo
4 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's (OIST) Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit...
Type: News Article
Comparative Voltage Curves in air and nitrogen
4 Mar 2015
Voltage curves of two perovskite solar cells annealed in air (red) and Nitrogen (black). The average power conversion efficiency for 6 solar cells annealed in air was 11.1%. In a nitrogen...
Type: Photo
Perovskite films prepared with different conditions. a) 105°C in air b) 115°C in air, c) 125°C in air, d) 105°C in Nitrogen, e) 115°C in Nitrogen, and f) 125°C in Nitrogen.
4 Mar 2015
a) 105°C in air b) 115°C in air, c) 125°C in air, d) 105°C in Nitrogen, e) 115°C in Nitrogen, and f) 125°C in Nitrogen. Grain sizes on perovskite films are larger when prepared in air between 105 to...
Type: Photo
27 Feb 2015
A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according...
Type: News Article

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